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    5 reasons you should buy the iPhone 12 Pro

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    By now, you probably already know that iPhone 12 is officially revealed by Apple. This week, Apple has unveiled the iPhone 12 series smartphone which includes, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. We have covered the iPhone 12 mini on one of our blog posts.

    Confidently, we can say that the iPhone 12 Pro is one of the best smartphones in 2020. But, is this the phone you are looking forward to using for another three years? Here are the five reasons which we think could be a consideration for you to purchase the iPhone 12 Pro.

    5G lightning speed download

    Firstly, the main reason to buy the iPhone 12 Pro is because of the 5G connectivity. At this moment, 5G is not available in many countries. But, rather than buying a 5G smartphone during the later stage, now it is a good time to get an 5G iPhone. For countries such as Malaysia, 5G will be rolling out by beginning of Q1 2021. Apple has planned strategically to launch its first-ever 5G smartphone.

    The whole iPhone 12 lineups support 5G connectivity. This means you can get a truly 5G network with lightning speed. According to Apple, with the 5G connectivity on the iPhone 12 Pro, you can easily reach download speed up to 4Gbps. Another thing to note about the iPhone 12 Pro is it has a mmWave band.

    To those of you who might not know about 5G connectivity, 5G can easily drains the battery of your smartphone. Especially, when you use the mmWave band, the battery life of a smartphone could be affected. But, in this case, the iPhone 12 Pro already has a huge battery capacity. On top of that, Apple is introducing Smart Data mode for the iPhone 12 Pro. Using this mode, the iPhone 12 Pro can automatically decide when to switch between 5G and LTE.

    World’s best processor

    The second obvious reason to get an iPhone is because of Apple’s latest A14 Bionic processor. Apple claims that its processor is far ahead when it compares with its competitors. For the first time, Apple has designed a 5nm processor for a smartphone. In this 5nm processor, there are tons of great things to note.

    You don’t have to worry about the battery on your iPhone because the A14 Bionic chipset is able to increase the efficiency for great battery life. Most of the smartphones out there come with a separate GPU. However, that’s not how Apple does things. Inside the Apple A14 Bionic chip, there is a 6-core CPU which is the fastest CPU in a smartphone.

    For the graphic wise, the A14 Bionic chip has a 4-core GPU. For all those heavy mobile gamers can enjoy playing high-quality games on the iPhone 12 Pro. Apple also claims that this GPU is capable to deliver 50% faster graphics compared to other smartphones. For all the Machine Learning processing, Apple has also increased its Neural Engine from 8-core to 16-core. This gives 80% faster on all those critical machine learning models.

    Apple’s first ever OLED panel for a smartphone

    Wait, there are more reasons for you to get the iPhone 12 Pro. After years of waiting, finally Apple brings OLED panel to the iPhone. That’s the same display which the current Mac Pro has. Apple called it as Super Retina XDR display. The difference in size between the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro is not much. But, in the iPhone 12 Pro, it is almost bezel-less. This makes the phone more compact compared to the iPhone 11 Pro.

    Moreover, for the first time ever, Apple has worked closely with Corning to develop its own glass technology. Most of us know Corning is very famous for their Gorilla Glass. But with Apple, they are taking a step further by introducing Ceramic Shield for the iPhone. Here’s the explanation from Apple about Ceramic Shield:

    Enter Ceramic Shield. It’s made by introducing nano‑ceramic crystals — which are actually harder than most metals — into the glass. Sounds simple, but it’s incredibly difficult because ceramic isn’t transparent. By controlling the type of crystals and degree of crystallinity, we developed an exclusive formula that maximizes the toughness of the ceramic while remaining optically clear. This was the breakthrough that made Ceramic Shield ideally suited for the display. It’s a first in any smartphone, and it’s tougher than any smartphone glass.

    Pro cameras for the Pros

    Everyone loves the iPhone cameras. No matter what phone you use, but the moment you use the iPhone camera, your photos are totally different. Another reason, which we felt surely make sense to get an iPhone 12 Pro is the camera system inside the iPhone 12 Pro. Similar to the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple continues to have an array of three cameras.

    However, Apple has upgraded all its three lenses. First of all, there is a 12MP ultra-wide camera which give up to 120-degrees of field view. The second the camera is a 12MP wide camera with f/1.6 aperture. This allows more light to enter into the lens. Especially using the Night Mode, your photos are going to be awesome with less noise. And also there is the 12MP telephoto camera which offers up to 2x optical zoom.

    Not to forget, there is a fourth lens in the iPhone 12 Pro. It is the LiDAR sensor. This is the same technology which NASA uses to scan the surface in Mars. And now, its inside the iPhone 12 Pro. Using this LiDAR sensor, Apple has made tremendous improvement to its camera system. Now, you can shoot great photos in low-light situation. With the LiDAR technology, the iPhone 12 Pro can see more in the dark and allows to autofocus six times faster in low light situation. Good luck trying the Night Mode Portrait.

    Record cinematic video in Dolby Vision

    One final reason which we felt it is really worth to get the iPhone 12 Pro now is because of a video recording feature which Apple announces. This is the first time ever Apple is introducing Dolby Vision for a smartphone. Not even, Samsung or Huawei has done it before. To those of you who might not know about the Dolby Vision. Here’s a short explanation.

    Most of the movies which you watch in the theatre, how is the quality of the movie in terms of colours? It’s great right? All those movies are edited during the post production and this is the time the movie editors add the Dolby Vision grading to it. By adding Dolby Vision to the movie, all the colours in the movie stands out well.

    And now, with your iPhone 12 Pro, you don’t have to wait to color grade your videos during post production. Now, you can do it on the Photos app itself inside the iPhone 12 Pro. This can be done on the fly within seconds. Probably, soon we can expect movies being shot using the iPhone 12 Pro.

    Here’s the video which was shot and edited on the iPhone 12 Pro using Dolby Vision

    Pricing and Availability

    For the pricing wise, the iPhone comes in three storage options which are 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The 128GB model is priced at RM4,899. Whereas both the 256GB and 512GB model is priced at RM5,399 and RM6,299 respectively.

    The iPhone 12 Pro release date in Malaysia is still not announced. But, up till now we know that we shall be getting the iPhone 12 Pro by mid of November. The iPhone 12 Pro comes in four colour options which are Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue. Our pick is the Pacific Blue.

    Here you go guys, these are the top 5 reason which we think made the iPhone worth to purchase in 2020. Soon, Malaysia will be getting 5G, so you don’t have to worry about it. It’s the right time to get the iPhone 12 Pro. For more info on the iPhone 12 Pro visit Apple website.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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